Repairs to Blue Line power supply nearing completion

Repairs on Metro Blue Line are nearing completion but service remains at trains every 20 minutes until further notice. Check back here this afternoon for a report on the status of repairs and schedule of service.

Damage to the overhead catenary wires and a section of track Monday afternoon stalled a Blue Line train at the Gage Avenue crossing between the Florence and Washington stations.  Trains are using a single track between the Washington and Florence stations, causing 20-minute delays in the normal weekday schedule.

Crews are continuing to work to complete the repairs, as weather conditions allow. Once all repairs are made, a series of tests will need to be completed before the section of track / overhead power supply will be allowed to return to service, reports Bruce Shelburne, a rail operations director.

Passengers are encouraged to use the Silver Line, Lines 450x and 460 and Green Line as alternate routing. Express zone charges for Harbor Transitway services are being waived until disruption is over. (See service advisory for current Blue Line schedule and alternate route details.)